[ubuntu-za] Upgrade to new Ubuntu OS every 6 months?

Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Tue Mar 2 18:06:53 GMT 2010

On 03/02/2010 11:59 AM, Bill Cairns wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Anton Binedell<abinedell at vodamail.co.za>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Thanks for the help with my last dilemma.Ubuntu is now running as my
>> only OS. I however have an open question about how users upgrade on
>> Ubuntu, do you upgrade every 6 months to a newer version of Ubuntu or do
>> you stay with the OS until the end of the OS lifespan (18 months)? And
>> what would be the best option: upgrade every 6 months; 12 months or 18
>> months?

> An interesting question and I am looking forward to hear what others
> think. I started off with Ubuntu, yonks ago, in 1974 (or was is 2004?)
> and kept on updating every six months and having to reload all my
> stuff and forgetting the good stuff that I had downloaded and so it
> went on.
> In April 2008 I said "Enough! a plague on all your updating!" Besides
> which it was a Long Term thingee. So I have been running 08.04 ever
> since.

I am "all of the above." :)  I have a server at work running Gutsy, and 
I need to upgrade it, but haven't had the time.  I have a desktop and a 
media center on Jaunty, and my laptop is on Lucid.  If I do Alphas, it 
is usually a new install.  Others are an upgrade with the alt-install 
disk to save bandwidth.  I almost never upgrade when the version comes 
out, but either a few months before (when I feel lucky) or a month or so 
after.  (It works out the bugs)


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